INGAA Commitment to Landowners

Landowner Rights

An Interstate Natural Gas Facility on My Land?

What Do I Need to know?


The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is charged by Congress with evaluating whether interstate natural gas pipeline projects proposed by private companies should be approved. The Federal government does not propose, construct, operate, or own such projects. The Commission’s determination whether to approve such a project may affect you if your land is where a natural gas pipeline, other facilities, or underground storage fields might be located.

This guide covers:

  • How the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's procedures work;
  • What rights landowners have;
  • How the location of a pipeline or other facilities is decided;
  • What safety and environmental issues might be involved.